Undergraduate

Economics

Build your expertise in economics as you explore how economic conditions impact our lives on a local, national and global level.

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BH-ECON

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Top 20%

Ranked in the top 20% of universities in Australia for teaching quality. 3

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Overview

The study of economics enables you to recognise, evaluate and make effective decisions relating to government policy on living standards, jobs, economic growth, the environment, interactions with other countries and the economic wellbeing of society. It also provides the tools to assist in effective business decision-making.

If you achieve excellent results while studying your bachelor’s degree in business, and you have majored in economics, an honours year will help you build your specialist knowledge of economics even further. You’ll see economics in action as you apply your business expertise and professional skills to real-world situations.

As you complete your honours program, you’ll plan and complete an individual research project in an area of economics you’re passionate about. You can put what you learn into practice and further your research and applied knowledge skills.

3 reasons to study Business at Murdoch

  • Be inspired to develop your economics expertise as you get mentored by our teaching and research staff who are business professionals with experience and insights to share.
  • This course will assist in your preparation as a professional economist working in the federal or state public service, private industry or financial institutions.
  • Complete this course on a full-time or part-time basis if you’re eligible, so you can add to your skill set while you’re working.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how to critically analyse economic issues, and devise and evaluate policy to address these issues.
  • Learn the economic basis essential to explore how political, cultural, ethical and social factors influence policy and decision-making. 
  • Learn the writing, data analysis and independent research skills you need as a postgraduate student, through our free workshops and seminars.
  • Develop the skills you need to present your economics knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.
  • Learn how to succeed while working on your own, leading others or working within a team.

Your future career

With honours in economics, you could become an asset to many organisations, including in the financial sector, government departments, major corporations, education, and the health sector. Some specific examples of where economists work are:

  • Federal and State Government Treasury Departments
  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Federal government departments involving employment, business, international trade, education, health, superannuation, industry, agriculture, mining.
  • Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Private firms such as Shell, BHP Billiton, all major banks, major insurance companies.
  • The World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization.
  • Major international not-for-profit organisations.

Professional recognition

When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to become an Associate Professional member of the Economics Society of Australia.

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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